Senior Policy and Research Analyst – Multiple Positions

Join our team today and make a difference for the future of Inuit Women

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC) is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada. We foster greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocate for equality and social improvements, and encourage Inuit women’s full participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.

By choosing PIWC, you are taking an active role in changing lives of the Inuit.  Likewise, PIWC recognizes your value and is dedicated to supporting you and creating environments that fit our employees’ diverse lifestyles. This includes benefits and perks such as: supplementary Health and Dental benefits; Cell Phone and Internet allowance, or when we are in office, allowance for public transportation.

We value your time and in addition to paid vacation, personal wellbeing days and recognition of public holidays, we celebrate holidays that recognize women and indigenous people. Our Social Committee is actively engaged in creating space to connect, share experiences, celebrate each other, and recognize our work.

Join our team!

These are remote positions and we welcome applications from across Canada!

The Positions

We are seeking skilled individuals to fill the three Senior Policy and Research Analysts roles focused in the areas of Socio-Economic Development, Health, and Violence & Abuse Prevention.

Excellent communicators and analytical thinkers, the Senior Policy and Research Analysts will focus on the development of policy and research programs that further Pauktuutit’s mandates and initiatives to support Inuit Women.

Ideal candidates are responsible for researching information and statistics, conducting analysis, and preparing written documents and recommendations for policy development, interpretation, and application. These roles will also increase Pauktuutit’s capacity to prepare for robust engagement, co-development, and representation of Inuit women’s distinct rights, needs and priorities with key stakeholders.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor/evaluate successful projects and deliverables.
  • Undertake research and policy analysis, including engagement and consultation with Inuit women across Canada on a range of new and emerging policy issues that require timely input.
  • Bring thought leadership to raise the voices of Inuit women with government stakeholders and building relationships and capacity for change.
  • Represent the organization at a range of venues such as meetings, conferences, symposia, etc. as requested.
  • Consult experts and collaborate with colleagues on policy related to Inuit women.
  • Develop and maintain positive stakeholder and partnership relations.
  • Assist with planning and/or facilitating workshops, meetings; work plan logistics/travel, etc.
  • Assist with the development of meeting materials such as agendas, background materials, briefing notes and related content.
  • Provide quarterly reports to the Board of Directors, Advisory Committee(s) and others as required.
  • Ensure timely and adequate internal and external reporting and documentation.
  • Other duties as required.

Administrative/Other responsibilities include:

  • Communicate appropriately about sensitive issues.
  • Participate in training and professional development initiatives as required.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all files where appropriate.


Required Qualifications:

  • A college or university degree in a relevant discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience providing assessment and analysis of policy within the context of multifaceted projects related to Inuit or Indigenous people.
  • 3+ more years of experience prioritizing topics of importance to Inuit women within a government/public service context.
  • 3+ years of experience in designing training and capacity building programs in accordance with Results Based Management principles and with strong gender equality components.
  • 2+ years of experience working with federal, provincial, territorial, northern, urban government officials and funding organizations.
  • Team player, focused on mobilizing and leveraging capacities and interests towards project outcomes.
  • Experience in conducting research, analyzing information and policy experience related to matters of priority to Inuit.
  • Experience in community-based research, advisory committees and understanding of government policy matters for Inuit.
  • Knowledge of current political and health, violence and abuse prevention, and socio-economic issues of Inuit highly desirable.
  • Exceptional communication skills – verbal and written, to prepare and present complex research analyses, evidence-based decision-making results, policy reports, speeches, and briefing notes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to translate complex ideas and information to any audience.
  • Experience working with federal, provincial, territorial, northern, urban, and international governments and officials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spoken and written Inuktut language is desirable. French is an asset.

About PIWC

Pauktuutit is a small but mighty team of individuals who work to improve the quality of life for all Inuit women.  Our mission is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women and create change to advance women’s full social, economic, and cultural participation in communities in Inuit Nunangat, as well as cities across Canada where Inuit live.

Pauktuutit is an equal opportunity employer, with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive, accessible, and respectful work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Inuit and other Indigenous people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, and regulations.

We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please indicate so in your application. 

How to apply:

Please include a cover letter with your resume and send them to [email protected] or apply directly on our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest in Pauktuutit; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

More Information

Language Requirement: Spoken and written Inuktut language is desirable. French is an asset.